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2004 Tundra leaking rear end

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by redskull, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Oct 9, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    redskull

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    My 2004 Tundra leaking rear end is leaking oil and now making grinding noise.
    Toyota replaced frame but not rusted rear end.
    They need to initiate a recall to finish the job on these trucks!!!!
     
  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Casper421

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    Is it leaking from the drain plug or from a rust hole? Any pics of the leak?
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    ^^^^^ This
     
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    redskull

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    From Bell housing, welded model.
    Whole rear end rusted up.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    Snap some pics.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    Show us a pic or your rear. :anonymous:

    If it's real real rusty welding up the leak mightnot help. You might need to swap it out with a (less rusty ) Rear
     
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    Unfortunately that's not always the solution... I did that barnes 4wd cover (which its a very good quality piece by the way) , but mine is still leaking.... Seems when toyota did the frame recall, they covered my entire rear axle with POR (including the vent, which is what started my journey, differential gear lube under pressure and a small hole in the differential cover acts like a spray can...gear lube all over my camper i was towing).... But i digress.... The thing is... All that POR on the axle... The ENTIRE housing is pourous seeping gear oil through hundreds if not thousands of tiny pinholes almost the entire length of the axle tubes.... No other option but completely replacing the entire axle housing.
     
  11. May 2, 2021 at 4:21 AM
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    New exhaust headers (2019) New Magnaflow Catalytic Converters (Passed NJ emissions with these installed, factory Cats failed 2019) Borla Cat-Back dual exhaust (All stainless steel 2006) SkyJacker suspension lift (2006)
    Any luck finding a new rear axle? I live in NJ and decided to send the truck to a shop for some repairs.

    Shifter cable
    Fuel tank straps
    Rear brake lines
    Rear end is starting to leak and drum brakes havent worked in years. The shop states a that in order to replace backing plates for drums they need to drop axle. this would be a good time to weld a new cover being i have a slight leak. I havent had any luck locating a new rear axle VS the weld repair. any suggestions?

    Truck is a 2004, one owner, 160k miles... no body or frame rust but the rear end is pretty rusty along with a recent brake line failure, fuel tank strap breaking while driving, gear selector cable is very hard to shift, E-brake and rear drums havent worked in years, and lastly stearing rack is leaking bad. this is going to be a few thousand but truck seems sound otherwise.
     
  12. May 2, 2021 at 4:59 AM
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    It’s completely worth it. On most other trucks 160k miles is 70% through its life, on our 1st gens it’s not even broken in yet. Engine and transmission will go through hell and back 840k more times.


    (Side note thank god I live in FL :p)
     
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  13. May 2, 2021 at 5:18 AM
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    Thanks for the reply. I had this truck sold about 18 months ago for $8,900 and last minute I had a change of heart. Since then I’ve put about 500 miles on it and every time I fire it up it seems to have another issue.... thankfully not with the motor or trans. Keeping it alive is the plan and once I do then drive it more often.
     
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